Seville orange time means marmalades at the beautiful home and gardens at Dalemain for the World Marmalade Festival on Sat 12th & Sun 13th FebIf you need a recipe, Dan Lepard has posted an excellent one on the Beeb:
You have until 6th Feb to participate & get your golden jars into the post.
Mine's made at last, 2 types this year, going into the Merry section 8, and the Inventive section 11.
I had trouble with the Italiano Galliano, when added to the hot marmalade it was like Ricard, it lost it's translucency.
So I made my own.
Marmalade water infused with liquorice root and star anise.
plus home-made vanilla extract added after the setting point is reached.
& I had more trouble with the duck à l'orange.
The roasted duck stock was murky.
I tried the consommé tip to clarify it using an egg white, but it was Heston who came to the rescue, by freezing the stock and defrosting it untouched through a muslin.
Jars painted & labels made with my Pogo portable printer
& I made a painting yesterday afternoon of the Seville orange.
See you at Dalemain on Sunday if you are going.